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On Voting and the Traditions

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Is it a Tradition break that only trusted servants can vote? Our Second Tradition says, “All those who considers themselves a group member are welcome to speak or vote. To exclude some from speaking or voting on decisions for the group denies them effective membership in the group.” (The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous, Second Edition, pp. 100–101). But, the Fourth Tradition says, “The board decided to allow the registration of groups that places specific abstinence or other requirements on officers or lead speakers” and “each group should judge whether the group’s guidelines for attendance, sharing, or

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